Jean Michel Jarre* ‎– Equinoxe

Polydor ‎– 800 025-2
CD, Album, Reissue, First CD pressing

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  • Composed ByJean-Michel Jarre
  • Design [Front Cover]Michel Granger
  • Mixed ByJean-Pierre Janiaud
  • Mixed By [Assistance]Patrick Foulon
  • Photography By [Back]Charlotte Rampling
  • ProducerJean-Michel Jarre
  • Synthesizer [2600 ARP Synthesizer, AKS Synthesizer, VCS 3 Synthesizer, Yamaha Polyphonic Synthesizer, Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesizer, RMI Harmonic Synthesizer, Korg Polyphonic Ensemble], Keyboards [RMI Keyboard Computer], Drum Machine [Rhythmicomputer], Organ [Elka 707, Eminent], Mellotron, Sequencer [ARP Sequenzer, Oberheim Digital Sequenzer, Matrisequenzer 250], Vocoder [Vocoder E.M.S.]Jean-Michel Jarre


This is the very first CD pressing and is unique to every other digital version as it features the original LP version of Equinoxe Part 5. Every other version since has featured the slightly-remixed single version.

This version can be identified by the red-faced CD, matrix of "800025-2 01" and running time of 3:50 mins on track 5. There is another subsequent pressing that looks identical in almost every way but has the later mastering, different track index points and a different matrix ending in "02".

Recorded at Jean-Michel Jarre private studio on MCI-Studio Equipment and mixed at Gang Studios, Paris from January to August 1978

Originally released in 1978.

℗1978 Disques Dreyfus (a division of Francis Dreyfus Music)
Made in W. Germany by Polygram (disc)
CD is manufactured by PolyGram in Hannover, West Germany (back cover)
Printed in West Germany by / Imprimé en Allemagne par Neef, Wittlingen · Made in West Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 259180 002527
  • Matrix / Runout: 800025-2 01
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0309

Other Versions (5 of 254) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FDM 83150 Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe(LP, Album) Disques Dreyfus FDM 83150 France 1978 Sell This Version
PD-1-6175, 2310 636 Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor PD-1-6175, 2310 636 US 1978 Sell This Version
LK 57384 Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe(Cass, Album) PGP RTB, Polydor LK 57384 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DMC 2000 Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe(Cass, Album, RE) Disques Dreyfus DMC 2000 France Unknown Sell This Version
FDM 40.83150, FDM 40-83150 Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe(Cass, Album) Disques Dreyfus, Disques Dreyfus FDM 40.83150, FDM 40-83150 France 1978 Sell This Version


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March 26, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
Does anyone have more info on release date of the Polydor red face second run version of this disc (that I own)? It has the later matrix : 800 025-2 02. How much time was between the first press first issue and this second run? Was this second run issued simultaneously with the blue Dreyfus FDM CD-83150 with which it shares this matrix number? (I guess so) Thanks!